The Olefins and Polyolefins Business,  Markets and Technologies

An Intensive 4-Day Online Training Course

The Olefins and Polyolefins Business,
Markets and Technologies

The Petrochemical Value Chains Leading to Olefins and Polyolefins

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25 - 28 Nov 2024 Online $3,450
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This four-day PetroKnowledge online workshop focuses on the technology, value chains and industrial production of Olefins and Polyolefins. The course will navigate through feedstocks, such as crude oil, through olefinic feedstock processing and polymer manufacturing all the way to the finished products as they are used in the end markets. The costs and economics of producing the basic olefins and polymers are covered with consideration of the implications on marketing and economics. Historical and future industry direction and developments will be explored to provide real-life context.  Fundamental process chemistry integral to the industry will be discussed as well.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Commercial production of olefins and polyolefins.
  • Economic aspects of the feedstocks and polymers
  • Technical aspects of the entire olefin and polyolefin value chain
  • Associated petrochemicals markets.
  • Polymer manufacturing


What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, participants will learn to:

  • Acquire knowledge relating to monomers and end product Polymers for this Industry
  • Appreciate the versatility and applicability of the major Olefins
  • Be familiar with all the major Polyethylene and Polypropylene types
  • Understand the rapid growth and importance of Polyolefins over the last 50 years
  • Share the benefits of your learning with customers and colleagues in the Polyolefins Industry

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this online Training Course for?

It is invaluable to market analysts interested in the olefins and polyolefins sector. Engineers and industrial chemists working in polymer and petrochemical companies, located in company headquarters, chemical plants or integrated petrochemicals/polymer complexes will find the information covered extremely beneficial.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Sales personnel looking to expand their petrochemical portfolio knowledge
  • Marketing specialists for Olefins feedstocks and Polyolefins producers
  • Clients with a Business development interest in Polymers
  • Olefins and Polyolefins plant, Process engineers and industrial chemists
  • Technical staff looking to enhance their commercial background in this sector

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

The PetroKnowledge online program has been designed for all professionals involved in either the commercial or technical aspects of polymer and petrochemical processes.

  • A full background and in-depth exploration of this market sector
  • An insight into current market trends
  • Increased technical knowledge
  • Relevant problem solving in the petrochemical industry
  • An appreciation of the competitive nature of the market segment

Personal Impact

The online training program will be relevant and quite useful to those wanting to gain an insight into the relationship between cost, economics and marketing in this business and add :

  • Confidence and understanding of a key Petrochemical supply chain
  • The ability to share latest Olefin and Polyolefin market information
  • Current market knowledge related to this business
  • Potential to share key technical and business information with co-workers
  • Network and share challenges with delegates from similar companies

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction

  • Petrochemicals Gas and Petroleum
  • The natural gas/shale gas revolution
  • Where does Coal fit in the strategy?
  • Olefin Derivatives and uses
  • Crude oil,refining, integration with Petrochemical plants
  • Market growth and industry costs

 The Petrochemicals Business

  • The origins and history of the industry
  • What makes the industry unique
  • Costs, Margins and Prices
  • Evaluation of the major Players
  • Strategies employed by the major players
  • Industry Profitability
  • Ethylene and Propylene markets
  • Introduction to Case Study work

Day Two: The Petrochemical Value Chains

Aromatics Sources, Business and Technologies

  • Sources of aromatics
  • Supply and demand
  • Costs and pricing
  • Styrene – routes to manufacture

Olefin Economics

  • Steam Cracker Margins
  • Feedstock costs and their impact on ethylene cost
  • Differences in costs and margins between producing regions
  • The dynamics of petrochemical feedstocks
  • Refining and gas separation
  • Olefins – Costs, Margins, Consumption and Investment
  • An introduction to Polyolefins

Day Three: Polymer Fundamentals

  • Plastics: what are they and how are they made
  • Methods of manufacture
  • Polymer types
  • Key properties
  • Polymer Markets and Applications

Polyethylene Fundamentals

  • LDPE, HDPE and LLDPE, what are they
  • How they are made
  • What they are used for
  • Margins and consumption
  • Business Structure
  • What the future holds

Day Four: Polypropylene Fundamentals

Polypropylene Fundamentals

  • What is polypropylene
  • How is it made
  • What it is used for
  • Margins and consumption
  • Business Structure
  • What the future holds

The Polyolefins Business

  • The major players and their profiles
  • 2008 and the slump
  • Consumption Trends
  • Market Growth
  • New Capacity Investment
  • Trade between regions

Case Studies

   Over the 4 day duration, there will be group based case studies, breakouts and presentations examining :

  • Traditional and New Petrochemical Feedstocks
  • The dynamics of petrochemical feedstocks
  •     Refining and gas separation
  •     Olefins – Costs, Margins, Consumption and Investment

2 A detailed look at the success story of The Borouge Company

  • How the Propylene shortage was fixed
  • Detail of propylene derivatives   
  • What the future holds

 3 Can Polyolefins be ever viewed sustainably ?

Polymers to Products

  • The properties of finished products
  • The role of the Processor
  • Markets and Applications

Green Polyolefins, towards a sustainable future with Polymers.



  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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